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Norv Turner to speak at Akron Browns Backers banquet

By Marla Ridenour Published: May 6, 2013

Offensive coordinator Norv Turner will be the featured speaker and linebacker D’Qwell Jackson be on hand to accept the Dino Lucarelli Good Guy Award at the 34th annual Akron Browns Backers banquet May 20 at the Tangier restaurant.

Also honored will be Dave Robinson, a longtime Akron resident who is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013, and Clarence Scott, inducted into the Browns Legends in 2012.

Among the Browns alumni planning to attend are Bob Gain, Dick Ambrose, Frank Stams, Don Cockroft, Ernie Kellerman, Rich Mostardi and former coach Sam Rutigliano. That list could also include more of Scott’s Kardiac Kids teammates.
The Cleveland chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America will honor Jackson and Phil Dawson, who won the 2012 player of the year award. Dawson signed with the San Francisco 49ers in free agency and will be unable to attend.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $50. Corporate tables are $1,000, which includes a VIP cocktail party.
Proceeds go to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and the Wounded Warriors project.

For tickets, call Jim Iona at 330-630-2311 or Wally Wieclaw at 330-773-9297.
 

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